Hany El Nokaly Hany El Nokaly - 2 months ago 16
TypeScript Question

TypeScript: Property 'propertyName' does not exist on type 'Function'

TypeScript compiler is giving me an error on the following code example although the generated JavaScript on https://www.typescriptlang.org/play/ works as intended

The error is: error TS2339: Property 'tableName' does not exist on type 'Function'.

class ActiveRecord {
static tableName(): string { // override this
return "active_record";

static findOne(): any {
return 'Finding a record on table: ' + this.tableName();

save(): void {
console.log('Saving record to table: ' + this.constructor.tableName());

class MyModel extends ActiveRecord {
static tableName(): string {
return "my_model";

let x = new MyModel();
x.save(); // "Saving record on table: my_model"
console.log(MyModel.findOne()); // "Finding a record on table: my_model"

Is there is anything I can do to fix this error?


To fix the TypeScript error and still get the intended behavior (not using ActiveRecord.tableName()) you can cast the constructor to a typeof ActiveRecord

(this.constructor as typeof ActiveRecord).tableName())

Reference link: Access to static properties via this.constructor in typescript